The conservative group Americans for Prosperity is supporting Colorado Republican Rep. Mike Coffman's reelection campaign, signaling the Koch brothers' first foray into the 2016 general election.
Republican financiers Charles and David Koch back Americans for Prosperity, the conservative group that is launching a door-to-door campaign in Aurora and other parts of suburban Denver, according to The Washington Post
The staffers will urge support for Coffman against the Democratic challenger, Colorado state Sen. Morgan Carroll.
Democrats are looking to take control of the House in the 2016 election, in the belief that Donald Trump's candidacy will affect Republicans down the ballot, according to the Post.
"It'd be a disaster for our nation if Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats possess a majority next January, given their support for higher government spending, higher taxes and new restrictions on our First Amendment freedoms," Americans for Prosperity president Tom Phillips said.
Colorado's Aurora Sentinel
reports that Coffman's first campaign ad includes an Ethiopian woman and non-white voters who say, "He's not like other Republicans. He's one of us."
Americans for Prosperity has launched other campaigns for GOP Senate races in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Wisconsin, but this is the first House campaign the group is working on during this election run.
In North Carolina, the group supported Rep. George Holding to defeat fellow Republican Rep. Renee Elmers in a special election. The group said Ellmers was voting less conservatively than she had promised when she was elected, according to the Post.
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